Masked people commute in Pyongyang. Food prices in North Korea have reportedly risen sharply because of panic buying. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: panic buying of food staples in Pyongyang, as North Korea insists it has no cases

  • Food prices in North Korea are reportedly rising sharply because of panic buying, but this is not related to reports that leader Kim Jong-un is ill
  • North Korea has told the World Health Organisation it has tested 740 people for Covid-19 and released 25,139 from quarantine, and all were negative
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Masked people commute in Pyongyang. Food prices in North Korea have reportedly risen sharply because of panic buying. Photo: Kyodo
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